In a word – WOW, how overwhelming at times was the launch night for my soon to be “hopefully” best selling business book “Never Drink Coffee During a Business Meeting”. It was a rainy Thursday night that could be any night in Seattle, except we weren’t in Seattle we were in Tampa.
There was a great crowd and my table set up was better than expected with the help from my assistant Sidney Byrne and my father Manny Garcia. I came to the event directly from a meeting across town with an important client so when I walked in and saw the green and gold balloon arches and my newly minted books in several rows, with rows of bookmarks, post cards and business cards with my new lizamariegarcia.com logo, it was surreal.
All the writing, all the edits, all the late night reviews of manuscript versions after versions came together this one night. I felt as proud as I’ve been in other important life moments, my college graduation, moments of success in business and something inside me was overwhelmingly grateful!
I enjoyed the support that night from a number of business people I respected and appreciated the great number of friends that took the time to come to downtown tampa on a rainy Thursday night. I do not forget easily those who support me in my life and I always recripocate which is the reason I know I am a good friend and I know I am a respected business person. I appreciated those KPI members who supported me in so many ways!
In the end, my daughters, who are my greatest inspirations, my father Manny Garcia, Ms. Francesca Kennedy and many friends were there to support me and it was a both a surreal and successful evening, I was told I sold the most books of all the authors at the launch and it was a milestone memory in my life I will never forget.
Thank you God for your great abundance in my life and thank you friends and family who wished me well and continue to support me with love from Tampa Bay and from all over the US.